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Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the Saints . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/15/17.

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

This may be sung at the Artoklasia after the Litiya in Vespers on special Feasts and Saints days.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Mary full of grace . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Communion Hymn

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion-choral

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Entrance hymn

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Exalt ye the Lord our God . . . who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy, with verses, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Glory & Both now sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Today, O Christ God, as we sinners venerate thy precious Cross . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.  "Come, all ye nations, let us adore the blessed Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosmoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam be made new again . . . ."

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